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Brain Balance Pasadena


Brain Balance Has a Non-Medical Approach to Help Your Child

Brain Balance is the leading drug-free program designed to help kids improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety, and academic performance. Our comprehensive programming incorporates learnings from cognitive, behavioral and nutrition fields—an integrated approach that is literally redefining what’s possible.

Is something blocking your child’s social, behavioral or academic progress? Brain Balance picks up where conventional approaches leave off, going beyond the treatment of symptoms to address root causes. At Brain Balance, we’re not about coping with barriers. We’re about knocking them down, one small breakthrough at a time.

Research Shows Brain Balance is Effective

A Harvard study found that kids who participated in the Brain Balance Program saw a significant reduction in ADHD index scores, discernible changes in hyperactivity, enhanced cognitive attention, and reductions in oppositional behavior.

We are continually collaborating with world class researchers to show the efficacy of the program and reveal through data how the Brain Balance Program can help children, teens and adults improve.

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About the Brain Balance Program®

The Brain Balance Program is made up of physical and sensorimotor exercises, academic skills training and healthy nutrition. It is tailored to the needs of your child, and delivered in a uniquely systematic approach that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

A Whole-Brain Approach

The program engages the brain and body together, through sensory engagement, physical development and academic learning activities.

Personalized to Your Child’s Challenges

The program is tailored to your child’s needs and development level, delivered with the frequency and duration needed to drive meaningful change.

1:1 Coaching & Support

Our coaches will personally guide you through the program, including evaluating progress and leveling up as your child advances.

1:1 Nutrition Sessions

A Nutrition Coach will help customize a healthy nutrition plan fit for your child's lifestyle and needs.

On-Demand Resources

You’ll have access to a Program Portal where you can view on demand helper videos, nutrition content, and program resources.

Program Format

Your child can work onsite at your local Brain Balance Center with our coaches three times per week.

We also offer an at-home virtual option that is parent-led. You'll have weekly video check-ins from your program coach.

NEW: Adult Program

Now more than ever we are called to be on the top of our game and function at higher levels. Whether you need a competitive edge at work, want to improve your quality of life, or long for improved or deeper connections with family and friends, the Brain Balance Program can help you get ahead.

Stories from Brain Balance Center of Pasadena

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"Brain Balance has touched our lives in the most meaningful way possible. We took our child to them when he was 3 and was diagnosed with autism. He had a number of language and motor both fine and gross deficiencies. He was categorized as being in the severe spectrum. We met with Jim and Lori and were shown the Brain Balance facility. They are one of the most wonderful people we've ever met. They are very knowledgeable about the disorder, and combined with their life achievements as children educators and the advanced science behind the Brain Balance Program, we have decided to put our child in their hands. I have to say it is one of the biggest contributors to our son's success. He has changed so much since entering the program. He has learned how to express himself with confidence, has changed socially and blossomed into an amazing, fun, curious child. He always looks forward to his sessions at BB and always welcomes going there. Whenever we have concerns, Jim and Lori's doors are always open for us. They have so much helpful information and knowledge that have allowed us to understand the disorder more and helped us navigate the ways to help our child. They are genuinely loving and sincere people and it shows in what they do. BB touches all aspects - whether social, psychological, emotional or even nutrition. It is truly a breakthrough "treatment" that is not based on artificial drugs. It is science-oriented and we are the living proof that it works! When one thinks that having ASD is the end, please know that it is NOT. Your child is not stuck to being autistic, please give this program a chance."

Brain Balance Parent - D.B.

"I just wanted to send a quick note to say that we have noticed some HUGE improvements in Luke lately. Here are just a few of the things we have noticed....Better able to handle disappointment or things not going his way. Positive attitude during transition times (breakfast to school, school to camp, camp to home). He used to protest transition times. Able to get himself dressed without constant reminders. Willing to be the "big brother" and help John when he's upset. Playing on his with his brothers quietly (like playing with Star Wars toys or building legos). In fact, he built the first lego set I've ever seen him build and followed the instructions! Able to read a map at the zoo and tell me where to go next. Able to express himself verbally without the need for hitting, punching, etc. More focused during school time. Increase in retention of facts. Ability to problem solve with friends and brothers if they have a disagreement. Improved reading comprehension. Overall, more flexible and able to tolerate the ups and downs of the days without huge emotional outbursts. Able to entertain himself. Recognizing when he is about to tell a lie and stop himself, re-center, and tell the truth. Enjoys cooking and able to follow instructions and also he is more cautious."

Brain Balance Parent - M.C.

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Our Team

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Lori Sheldon
Lori Sheldon

Center Director

As an educator for over 30 years, Lori began her educational journey teaching gifted education, but most recently she was the Executive Director of a high achieving Charter School in Colorado. Lori has seen growth in hundreds of children, but nothing compared to the exponential change she witnessed in children graduating from Brain Balance. With a vision in their hearts, she and her husband, Jim, left their home in Colorado to open a Brain Balance Center in Pasadena, California. Lori is a wonderful baker and loves spending time with her children and grandkids.

Jim Sheldon
Jim Sheldon

Program Director

Jim is very excited to have a center in Pasadena to help struggling children and families. Having spent time in ministry in a variety of states, Jim joins Brain Balance with a rich and varied background in guiding and supporting people. After his time in ministry, he began working in education as a School Counselor, as well as, working in an Adolescent Psychiatric Center. Being the Brain Balance Program Director is a great fit for Jim.


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Brain Balance helps children who struggle behaviorally, socially, and academically through a holistic and integrated approach that is customized to meet the needs of each child.

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155 East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103




Monday, Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, Sunday: Closed